La Jolla Cove Swim Club

Pier-To-Cove Swim

  • 23 Jun 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
  • The swim will start on the north side of Scripps Pier at 9 AM.


  • Pier To Cove Swim
    Saturday, June 23, 2012

    *Club membership is required for event insurance.
    +$10 for reduced fee membership
  • Pier to Cove Swim
    Saturday, June 23, 2012

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Pier-To-Cove Swim

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Join the La Jolla Cove Swim Club for our annual Scripps Pier to La Jolla Cove swim. 

Swim distance is 1.5 miles (2.5 K). The swim will start on the north side of Scripps Pier at 9:00 AM.

Swimmer safety is our first priority. San Diego Lifeguards will provide support including a boat, jet skis, and paddleboards.

The race will finish at La Jolla Cove, where fresh, hot Mexican food as well as hot and cold drinks will be served.

"Beach" registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 AM in Scripps Oceanography parking lot P003, just south of the Pier on El Paseo Grande, off La Jolla Shores Drive. 

Parking is limited in that area, so it's best to carpool or have someone drop you off.

If you need a ride to the Pier, we will offer free shuttle services from the Cove to the Pier starting at 7:45 AM. Swimmers may leave their swim bags with event volunteers in the registration area, and they will be taken back to the Cove and will be watched.

*NEW: There is a 90 minute time limit for this swimAfter 90 minutes, lifeguards will escort any remaining swimmers from the water.

Swimmers may wear wetsuits, rash guards, fins, or masks and snorkels, but this will be considered “non-regulation”.

"Regulation" is according to USMS rules. Neoprene swim caps are acceptable.

Trophies will be awarded to the 1st place male and female “regulation” swimmers. There are no awards for non-regulation.

For insurance purposes, all participants must be members of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club.

Swimmers may enter this event by 1) Online registration using a credit card at 2) Mail a paper entry form and a check payable to “La Jolla Cove Swim Club” to P.O. Box 427, La Jolla, CA 92038. 3) Register at

Parental approval is required for swimmers younger than 18. The recommended minimum age for this swim is 16.

Applications from swimmers younger than 18 must include a list of open water swimming experience and applications must be received before June 16 by paper entry only (download here), addressed to “Pier to Cove” at the PO Box (above). Approval will be at the sole discretion of the event director. The swimmer may be required to have their own kayak support and/or an adult (over 18) escort swimmer. Contact info for the kayaker and/or support swimmer must be written on the back of the entry form.

Questions: contact

An event t-shirt will be guaranteed only for entries received in the PO Box, on the website, or by June 16 (for pre-ordering purposes). Postmark date will not count. Mail early or, on the last day, you can take the entry directly to the post office in La Jolla. Event t-shirts will not be guaranteed for entries received after June 16. Beach entrants will not be guaranteed a T-shirt. The only way to be guaranteed a t-shirt is to pre-register by June 16

Event t-shirts will be available for sale on event day and for sale online after the event. Or contact:

Pre-registration Deadline: June 21

Day of Event "beach" registration is available for additional $10 fee.